About the Show
Brits with an eye for a bargain scour French markets looking for treasures to sell for a profit back home in the UK
Series 1 Summary
Brits with an eye for a bargain visit French markets, with 800 euros to spend and dealer Mark Franks on hand for advice. Back home, they have a day to upcycle their purchases before selling them on.
Episode 1 - Durtal & Portobello Road Market
Jemma, Kellie and David go shopping in Durtal, north-west France. Jemma thinks kids' furniture is hot, Kellie shows how to upcycle candlesticks, and an old leather chair is a money-spinner for David.
Episode 2 - Avignon & Bristol
Three Brits visit a market in Avignon in southern France, before trying to sell for a profit in Bristol
Episode 3 - Nice & Clapham
In Nice, in the south of France, David, Jane and Nathalie go head to head to see who can buy the best bargains to then sell for a profit on their return to Clapham, London
Episode 4 - Porte de Vanves & York
Sarah, Trevor and Vicky visit the Porte de Vanves market in Paris, hoping to sell on whatever they buy for a profit on their return to York. Sarah spends big on some Bakelite telephones.
Episode 5 - Jonzac & Brighton
Three rivals head to a flea market in Jonzac, western France, looking for bargains to sell for a profit on their return to Brighton
Episode 6 - Carpentras & Bristol
In Carpentras, southern France, Ray sees potential in a French dresser - but will the buyers in Bristol agree? Joanne reupholsters some antique dining chairs.
Episode 7 - Nantes & Portobello
In Nantes, Jess thinks her fortune lies with a retro Formica kitchen set. Terry gets lucky with a 70s coffee table. And Dan converts a vintage trunk into a kitsch cocktail cabinet.
Episode 8 - L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue & Manchester
In L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, southern France, Colin finds a vintage mirror that he thinks could be a winner. Katie restores an old table, and body paint artist Amanda gives a shop mannequin a makeover.
Episode 9 - Le Val & Clapham
In a market in Le Val, Alison finds an old birdcage she wants to clean up as a decorative item. Alys places her bets on an antique rocking horse. And Louise spruces up a hall coat stand.
Episode 10 - Montpellier & Shoreditch
Siobhan thinks a retro tapestry could be a real money spinner. Raj creates a personalised table top by printing a photograph on to MDF. And Lyn upcycles a 100-year-old cot.
Episode 11 - Carpentras & Manchester
Three rivals go head to head in Carpentras in the south of France, to see who can bag the best bargains from a sunny French flea market
Episode 12 - Place de la Bastille & York
In a Paris market, John spends big on an industrial lamp, Mark turns a picture frame into a blackboard, and Agata buys an antique sunlamp. But will the buyers of York give them a profit?
Episode 13 - Jonzac & Brighton
Nadia has high hopes for a 19th-century bread-delivery bicycle. Fiona buys an old wooden chest, which she converts into a cushioned bench seat.
Episode 14 - Villeneuve-lès-Avignon & Shoreditch
Sarah finds an old chemists' lamp, while David sees potential in some vintage circus advertising posters. And Nila thinks she's struck gold with an antique wardrobe that flat-packs.
Episode 15 - French Collection
Three Brits get a day at a French market. Tracy picks up dining chairs, Maj converts bottles into lamps, and Helen turns a trunk into a coffee table. But who will sell for the most profit?